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St Michael's Parish 

Welcome to St Michael's Parish. Here you will find details about the Parish by using the menu along the top of the page - our Churches, Mass times, services and ministries, history and contacts. 

Click here to download the latest parish bulletins.

Click here to download Documents.

To find out what is happening in St Michael's Parish and the Diocese, make sure you check out the events page. You might also like to visit the Diocese of Wollongong Website. 

The Parish Pastoral Council is developing a new website for our Parish, which will make it easier to connect with us. 


THIS WEEK


21st October 2018 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)
"Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you." 


Click here to download Nowra Rosters for October and Novtember.   


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Mass times for The Feast of All Saints – Thursday 1st November

Nowra: Vigil - Wednesday 6:30pm and 8:15am & 11:30am
Berry: Vigil - Wednesday 6:00pm
Culburra: 8:00am
Vincentia: 8.00am 
Kangaroo Valley: 9:00am

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Masses for the Faithful Departed – Friday 2nd November

Nowra: 7:00am and 11:30am
Bomaderry: 9:00am
Berry: 6:00 pm
Culburra: 8:00am
Shoalhaven Heads: 3:30pm
Vincentia: 8:00am, 11:00am & 5:30pm
Kangaroo Valley: 9:00am

The Annual Liturgy for the Faithful Departed will be held at Worrigee Chapel on Saturday 3rd November at 10:00am. We are most grateful to the Chapel personnel for their gracious cooperation. All are most welcome. 


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Catholic Mission World Appeal is this Sunday (21st October), when we are invited to prayerfully and financially support the missionary Church, in approx. 160 countries. This year the Catholic Mission is profiling the Church’s work with communities in Myanmar. The Church is aiming to train teachers, develop infrastructure, and establish a nationwide alternative school system. A key aspect is the training of teachers in holistic teaching practices within the local context. Please note that the loose money in our collections on Sunday next (28th October) will be for the Missions. Mission Envelopes are also available at the Church should you wish to take one and return it.


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News from Rome: On Sunday last Pope Francis canonised seven saints, among them Pope Paul VI (1963-78) and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero (1980) at a Mass in St. Peter’s Square before some 70,000 of the faithful. In a sign of the strong influence that Pope Paul and Archbishop Romero had on the first Latin American pope, Pope Francis wore the blood-stained rope belt that Romero wore when he was gunned down by right-wing death squads in 1980, and also used Paul’s staff, and chalice. In his homily, Pope Francis called Pope Paul a “prophet of a church turned outwards” to care for the faraway poor. He said Oscar Romero gave up his security and life to “be close to the poor and his people.”


Celebration of Cultures Mass – Sunday 21st October. Bomaderry Sacred Heart church will be hosting a 'Celebration of Cultures Mass' at the 9:30am Sunday Mass. All Parishioners are invited to come together and celebrate the many different cultures in our Parish community. All ages are invited to come in traditional dress. Following Mass, come along and share your music, food and stories. If you can, please bring a plate, to share, of finger food from your culture. Enquiries to Carmen Gauci 0403686536.  Click here to download flyer


People with Coeliac are advised there is a suitable Communion Host available for them in our churches. The host is placed in a pyx on the altar for consecration and is kept separate from regular hosts in the ciborium at the time of distribution. Fr Pat and Fr Duane have been consecrating these hosts for Coeliacs for the last few years. All you need to do is tell Father before Mass and he will see that your host is available for you to receive. If you would like more information, please contact Patricia Bourke 0433 509 636.


A lady living in North Nowra would greatly appreciate assistance with transport to and from Mass.  She wishes to attend the 6pm Mass at St Michael’s on Sunday evenings. If you are able to help please contact Lesa:  0449 213 985.


Catechist Notices:

Sr Joan Goodwin will present a workshop, ‘How to Engage your Students’ this Monday 22nd October, 9:30am– 1pm in the Parish Centre, Nowra. The theme of this valuable workshop is Advent and Christmas activities. All welcome!

The last session of the Level 2 course will run this Tuesday 23rd October, 9:30am – 12pm. Fr Stephen Varney will present the topics: Christian Initiation of Children and Celebrating Sacraments of Initiation. 


Are you noticing the needs of your fellow parishioners & neighbours in times of sickness or other household emergencies? Remember the Parish Samaritan Group has volunteers happy to provide a meal. Contact us through the parish office 44231712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Pray As You Go and Sacred Space are free Apps, available to download from iTunes and Google Play. You can listen in the car, out walking or any time of day. It offers a reflection on the daily Scripture reading and a reflective review (examen) of your day before you go to sleep.


St Michael’s Playgroup - Runs each Monday during the school term from 9:00am–10:30am in foyer of St Michael's School Hall. Parents, grandparents, carers, all welcome! Please bring your child’s snacks and drink. Gold coin donation.


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Children’s Liturgy Sundays 9:30am St Michaels - children aged 4 and up gather together with our volunteer teachers to receive God's Word on their own level, in a fun and interactive way.



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Let your light Shine! Catechists ensure that children hear of God’s love for them. Can you give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak with our Catechist Coordinator, Frances Fairs 4423 1712. 


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Craft-Tea Characters - Clean and useable knitting, crocheting, sewing and general craft materials are gratefully accepted. Don’t forget you are welcome to join us on a Wednesday 9:30ish-12:00ish. Making connections through craft, cuppas and company.
Pop in or contact Louise 0438218728.


  

Bomaderry Waratah RSL Day Club offers social support and friendship to older people who are still living in the community but who are unable to attend more active programs. For further information please phone Rosemary on 4423 3330. Click here to download poster.


NEED HELP AT HOME OR KNOW SOMEBODY WHO DOES? CatholicCare offers practical in-home aged care services, so you or someone you love can continue living a happy and healthy life in the comfort of their own home. For more information please call 42549342 or visit www.catholiccare.dow.org.au


 

The home is the heart of the Church. CAtHFAMILY brings you a selection of activities, prayer rituals, crafts and recipes for free from their website www.cathfamily.org. Don't miss CathKids, weekly interactive experience with a two minute animated reflection on the Sunday reading. Families in the Diocese of Wollongong are encouraged to utilise these resources at home to share faith with kids.


St Joseph’s House of Spirituality & Hospitality Batehaven – offers a quiet environment for prayer, reflection and hospitality for individuals or small groups. For further information or outline of 2018 program, contact Sr Carmel Drew 4472 4021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SVdP Piety Stall

SVdP Piety Stall, Berry Street Nowra is a great place to visit for all your religious gifts. Items can be ordered from the catalogue.
If you have any enquiries, please call the stall on 4421 7395.


JourneyCatholicRadio

"The Journey" is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong aired on a growing number of Christian Radio Stations around Australia. Each week, there is a reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. Add to that some great music and interviews with people doing amazing things right around the globe and you’ve got a show that is all about faith, hope love and life. The Journey is produced and hosted by Mr Jude Hennessy in partnership with Pulse 94.1FM. The Journey Catholic Radio Program – Airs Weekly.
Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can subscribe to weekly shows by email. 


Sacred Heart Church Bomaderry Piety Stall – Open after 9:30am Sunday Mass. For all your Confirmation and Communion and religious gifts and cards. Other items by special order from the catalogue.
Contact Suzie Alamango: 4448 6219 / 0419 249 008.


 2018 Bulletins